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 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania - West Chester, PA

University Avenue and High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383

General information:(610)436-1000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Postbaccalaureate certificate
Bachelor's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:15,100(12,834 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,211 $7,680 $8,274 -7%
Out-of-state $15,543 $16,504 $17,634 -6%
Books and supplies $1,320 $1,392 $1,464 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,860 $10,890 $7,784 40%
Other $3,576 $3,744 $4,000 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,860 $10,890 $11,636 -7%
Other $3,576 $3,744 $4,000 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,408 $4,608 $4,992 -8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,967 $23,706 $21,522 10%
Off Campus $19,967 $23,706 $25,374 -8%
Off Campus with Family $12,939 $13,680 $14,730 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $28,299 $32,530 $30,882 7%
Off Campus $28,299 $32,530 $34,734 -6%
Off Campus with Family $21,271 $22,504 $24,090 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,240
In-state fees $2,035
Out-of-state tuition $15,600
Out-of-state fees $2,213
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,488
In-state fee $1,785
Out-of-state tuition $11,232
Out-of-state fees $1,965
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,643 80% --
Grant or scholarship aid 832 40% $4,347,752 $5,226
Federal grants 471 23% $2,209,928 $4,692
Pell grants 461 22% $1,816,576 $3,941
Other federal grants 369 18% $393,352 $1,066
State/local government grant or scholarships 560 27% $1,308,506 $2,337
Institutional grants or scholarships 245 12% $829,318 $3,385
Student loan aid 1,457 71% $10,660,033 $7,316
Federal student loans 1,444 70% $7,933,769 $5,494
Other student loans 229 11% $2,726,264 $11,905
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,135 42% $25,689,326 $5,003
Pell grants 2,884 24% $11,229,873 $3,894
Federal student loans 7,544 62% $50,041,233 $6,633

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,118 $14,391 $17,986
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,337 $10,481 $14,370
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,570 $12,123 $16,048
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,360 $15,980 $19,768
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,379 $18,648 $22,333
$110,001 and more $17,907 $19,256 $22,797

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 15,100
Undergraduate enrollment 12,834
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,276
Graduate enrollment 2,266
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$35

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 15,080 5,811 9,269
Percent admitted 47% 46% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 46% 16% 15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2292 100%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 580
SAT Math 500 580
SAT Writing 480 570
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 64102
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1615
Field Hockey -24
Football 96-
Golf 108
Gymnastics -19
Lacrosse -30
Other Sports -32
Soccer 2739
Softball -25
Swimming and Diving 2632
Tennis 1111
Volleyball -19

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1946 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1946 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/02/2012 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1946 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

09/01/2007 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1994 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

10/04/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

10/01/2011 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1958 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

01/01/2010 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations82103 111
Liquor law violations533352407
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 568087
Liquor law violations 474288337
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 556
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 012
Aggravated assault 012
Burglary 311420
Motor vehicle theft 110
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 556
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 17915
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4.2%
Number in default108
Number in repayment2,513

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00332800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMPostbaccalaureate certificate Bachelor's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning2----
Category total2----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization-1---
Women's Studies-2---
Category total-11---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry-2---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2-6-
Category total-79-6-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-3---
Business Administration and Management, General-132-25-
Business/Commerce, General4----
Business/Managerial Economics-7---
Finance, General-14---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---3-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-98---
Category total4429-28-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General127107-
Information Technology---1-
Category total127108-
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services---732
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-21-23-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism6----
Elementary Education and Teaching-41---
Health Teacher Education---27-
Reading Teacher Education---49-
Secondary Education and Teaching1--13-
Special Education and Teaching, General-21-32-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth4--34-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1-1--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---13-
Category total1242412642
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-1-12-
Rhetoric and Composition-142-18-
Category total-253-30-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature-8-7-
German Language and Literature-5---
Latin Language and Literature-2---
Russian Language and Literature-1---
Spanish Language and Literature-2-4-
Category total-28-11-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-24---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-51-31-
Dietetics/Dietitian-78---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management52---
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-15---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-9---
Public Health, General26-36-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-148-14-
Category total7369-81-
History Colleges
History, General-2-13-
Category total-100-13-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-87-25-
Category total-87-25-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-1---
Category total-241---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-1-5-
Statistics, General---24-
Category total-29-29-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology4----
Systems Science and Theory---43-
Category total4--43-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-1-6-
Category total-144-6-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies1--7-
Philosophy-3-8-
Category total111-15-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Analytical Chemistry-6---
Chemistry, General-3---
Geology/Earth Science, General-11-11-
Physics, General-5---
Category total-25-11-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology2--18-
Psychology, General-151-11-
Category total2151-29-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-35-34-
Category total-35-34-
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology-2---
Geography310-6-
Political Science and Government, General-2---
Sociology-1---
Category total3103-6-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-27---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-41---
Music History, Literature, and Theory---1-
Music Performance, General18-12-
Music, General-46-13-
Category total1143-26-
Grand total37137116652